Tag: Zack Wheeler

A More Realistic Poll On Stanton To Mets

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
A More Realistic Poll On Stanton To Mets

After discussing my earlier post with me on Twitter, Mike Newman of FanGraphs conducted his own polling to one of the largest trafficked sports sites on the web. There are the results. My conclusion? Too many Mets fans are prospect drunk… I would speculate that a similar poll on MMO would be somewhere in the […]

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Duda Blasts Two Homers, But Phillies Clobber Hefner In 7-3 Loss

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Blasts Two Homers, But Phillies Clobber Hefner In 7-3 Loss

The Philadelphia Phillies handed the Mets their first series loss of the season tonight as they pounded the Amazins’ by a score of 7-3 in a game that featured six home runs at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. Jeremy Hefner took the hill for the Mets and and for the second night in a row a […]

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Mets Minors Confidential: Wheeler Gets MRI, Flores Is Slumping

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Confidential: Wheeler Gets MRI, Flores Is Slumping

Las Vegas 51s For those of you with weak constitutions, you might want to go away now as I talk about blisters…more specifically, the one that Zack Wheeler apparently had on his throwing hand. It unfortunately burst during the Tuesday night start against the Fresno Grizzlies and the Mets were concerned enough to send him for […]

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Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

The night Dillon Gee had in Philadelphia happens to all pitchers. It happened to Stephen Strasburg the other day. It will happen to Matt Harvey. It is premature to worry about Gee two starts into the season. It was not a game worthy of capital punishment. It was a file-and-forget game. “There’s not a whole lot to say. A terrible […]

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Upper Minors: Wheeler Struggles With Command Again, Montero Hasn’t Allowed A Walk In Two Starts

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Upper Minors: Wheeler Struggles With Command Again, Montero Hasn’t Allowed A Walk In Two Starts

Las Vegas 1, Fresno 4 Mets’ top prospect Zack Wheeler picked up the loss in last night’s matchup against the Fresno Grizzlies. He pitched 5.1 innings, and struggled with his command on his fastball, walking three batters and giving up eight hits. On a positive note, he managed to strike out six batters and hold […]

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The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

The last time the Mets had a youth movement, it was the in early 80’s and they were coming off a terrible run of losing seasons. The likes of Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra, Wally Backman, and Darryl Strawberry roamed the grounds at Shea Stadium and they quickly made a name for themselves especially […]

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Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

The Mets changed Triple-A affiliates this offseason, going from Buffalo to Las Vegas and from the International League to the Pacific Coast League. The biggest storyline for this team will be how the move affects development. The Pacific Coast League, especially Las Vegas, is notorious for inflated power numbers. It may be harder to judge […]

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Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, Triple-A manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler is not far away from being promoted to the Mets despite his rough outing on Thursday, and drew comparisons to Matt Harvey. “He is the same spot Matt Harvey was at last year, I would say,” Backman said of Wheeler […]

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Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

Tommy K. asks… When do you think we’ll see Rafael Montero in Citi Field? Joe D. replies… Good question. The organization is very high on Montero and not too many 22-year old pitching prospects from A-Ball get invited to spring training and stick around as long as he did. Montero needs a little work mechanically […]

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What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, answers the question as to why Aaron Laffey will get the start on Sunday instead of some guy named Wheeler-something? The strategy is this, according to team insiders: Bide their time and plug it up until Zack Wheeler arrives in town. “That can be read as a good sign for […]

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